Posted at 6:37 AM on March 2, 2010
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
The State Budget forecast will be released today. Many are optimistic that the outlook for the current two-year budget will improve but the state's long-term problems continue.
DFL Sen. Tom Bakk says he's planning to release his tax bill on Thursday.
Here's what's next on the issue.
Minnesota ranks low on funding for public health.
A Canadian takes the podium at the State Legislature.
The cash for appliance program gets overwhelmed.
The governors of Minnesota and North Dakota are working on a flood partnership.
Fargo-Moorhead prepares for a flood.
Twin Cities janitors reach a contract agreement.
President Obama's school turnaround effort includes 34 Minnesota schools.
Nine Democrats who voted no on the health bill may reconsider.
A Senate moves toward a deal on Wall St. rules.
A Senate impasse puts federal employees out of work.
McClatchy shows who is impacted as a result of the unemployment benefits showdown with Kentucky Republican Jim Bunning.
Senate gridlock also forces a payment cut to doctors.
Russia is ready to impose new sanctions on Iran.
The GOP has narrowed its 2012 convention choices to three; Tampa Bay, Phoenix and Utah.
DFL Rep. Tim Walz praises his centrist ranking.
GOP Rep. John Kline says the first wave of soldiers received their long awaited overtime pay.
GOP Rep. Michele Bachman will hold a fundraiser for a Republican in Tampa Bay, FL.
DFL Rep. Collin Peterson says he's working to remove a provision that allows financial institutions to keep credit swaps opaque.
2010 Race for Governor
Tom Horner wins the I-P straw poll.
Horner, along with the other I-P candidates Rob Hahn and John Uldrich, appeared on MPR's Midday on Monday.
Republicans Marty Seifert and Tom Emmer will square off in a debate in a few weeks.
Seifert will campaign in Shakopee on Thursday.
MN Progressive Project says Margaret Anderson Kelliher is leading in the delegate hunt.
Several DFL candidates campaigned in Beltrami County over the weekend.
The union, IUPAT, backs Democrat Tom Bakk.
Pawlenty for Prez Watch
A pastor pops Pawlenty on God.
Gov. Pawlenty and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour are expected to go after Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat.
Mitt Romney goes on a media blitz to promote his book.
13 members of the Minnesota National Guard are headed to Afghanistan. Godspeed.